Let’s get layered up!

Modcloth Layers

Modcloth Layers by oddfrog

I don’t know about you guys but this sweltering heat we are experiencing is making me long for cooler weather.  Seeing as the US is experiencing some sort of ice age at the moment, I thought I’d put together  a layered outfit.  All the items are from ModCloth.  Guess what? They even ship to South Africa! Who knew?

I tend to follow some rules when layering.

  1.  The closer the garment is to your skin, the more tailored is should be.  That solves the whole bulkiness issue.
  2. Mix different sleeve lengths.  This helps with the annoying issue of sleeves creeping up and avoids stretching them out as well.
  3. Layering is an excellent way of playing with patterns and textures for some added interest.

I love this cardigan.  The lace look gives it a nice romantic feel.  I love it when a cardigan has the option of wearing it as a three-quarter sleeve or a long-sleeve.  It makes it so much more versatile.

I opted for a classic grey tee to show off the beautiful ‘lace’ of the cardigan.  Then as an under shirt I chose this taupe, striped tank.  I love it when there is a bit of an unexpected colour or pattern just peaking out from under the layers.

Add a pop of colour with a textured red scarf and pair this whole look with a pair of classic jeans.

Or if you are here in SA and its mid-summer, skip the classic grey top and scarf. Wear the striped tank and the statement cardigan when the sun and the temperature drops.

Check out some more great cardigans and pull overs (there so many cute ones!)


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